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Workshop: Financial Options for Farmers and Food Entrepreneurs

UW-Extension to offer four one-day Agricultural Grants Workshops held at four different locations around the state that help farmers and other value-added food entrepreneurs learn about available agricultural grants, how to put together strong grant proposals, and about other financing options.

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A new study helps understand farm recycling needs.

Disposing of plastics used in agriculture poses challenge for Wisconsin farmers

To better understand the recycling needs of farms and get an accurate estimate of the volume of waste plastic generated by farmers, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Survey Research Center collaborated with the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Organic Valley Cooperative and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to survey dairy producers in Wisconsin.

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Tips for Grilling Out Safely

Each year, thousands of people fire up their grills, stoke up the coals and break out the steaks for the start of barbecuing season. Grilling is one of the best “no muss, no fuss” food preparation methods. It’s also a low-fat preparation method and has natural flavoring properties. Although most of the time you’ll be […]

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Avian Influenza – Take a Few Precautions

From Dr. Paul McGraw, WDATP State Veterinarian: “Gathering poultry together increases the chances of exposure to the virus,” McGraw says. “Returning the same poultry to their home farms increases the likelihood of spreading the disease.” Commercial poultry producers, backyard flock owners and poultry exhibitioners are encouraged to use proper biosecurity methods, including restricting poultry exposure […]

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